Post Tagged with: "General Strike"

South Africa: [Updated] Solidarity with Lonmin’s miners

South Africa: [Updated] Solidarity with Lonmin’s miners

South African police massacres striking workers at Marikana – call for protest action DSM (CWI South Africa) [See also statement of the DSM: For a general strike to end the Marikana massacre] At least 46 workers were shot dead, and many more injured, on August 16 as a massive police assault […]

Spain: Miners light up Madrid and show workers the way to struggle!

Spain: Miners light up Madrid and show workers the way to struggle!

For a 48 hour general strike to bring down Rajoy government John Hird, CWI Spain Thousands of coal miners arrived in Madrid, last week, completing another march on the capital as part of the struggle to defend their jobs. They were greeted by thousands of workers and youth from Madrid […]

China: Lessons of 1989 mass democracy movement

The mass protests represented a revolutionary threat to CCP rule.

New foreword to the traditional Chinese edition of ‘Tiananmen 1989 – Seven Weeks That Shook The World’ Dikang, Socialist Action (CWI Hong Kong) This book about the bloody Beijing massacre of June 4, 1989, was first published in simplified Chinese* in 2009 on the occasion of the 20th anniversary. It […]

Tiananmen 1989 and the working class

Tiananmen 1989 and the working class

Nothing alarmed the CCP dictatorship more than the movement of the working class aroused to action by the student-led democracy protests Vincent Kolo, from the book Tiananmen 1989: Seven Weeks That Shook the World The great significance of the 1989 movement lay in the fact that it was an urban-based movement (it […]